Good morning and happy Monday! I think I’m still recovering from the weekend… Saturday and night ended up being a little too fun 😉 Before I get into the workouts, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all your kind words after my post last week where I talked about my workout addiction. It’s never easy being honest about that kind of stuff, but I really feel like I’m on a better track now. I noticed last week that I didn’t have the feeling like I normally do about working out as much and as hard as I can. It was a weird feeling to be more relaxed about my workouts and to understand that taking it down a notch won’t make me lose all of the hard work I’ve done, but in fact, it will likely aid in making those gains better. Giving my body rest will allow me to feel rested and energized during my workouts on non-rest days. I know it will take some time to get used to it, but my goal is to give myself TWO rest days a week. Sure, I can go for a walk or do some light yoga, but I want to be able to let my body relax and rest and hopefully have fewer injuries.
So, with that said, let’s talk about the workouts I did do!
Last Week’s Workouts
- Monday- My knee was feeling better, but I still wanted to take it easy. I went to the gym and did 40 minutes of cardio followed by some upper body and core work. I also did push-ups and stability ball crunches throughout the day.
- Tuesday- Tuesday was the first intense workout I did in almost a week! I taught my bootcamp and holy moly I was sore for 3 days. To say we did a lot of lunges is an understatement 😉
- Wednesday- I did 15 minutes on the elliptical before teaching UXF Burn. I didn’t do much of the workout because I was so sore from Tuesday.
- Thursday- I decided to give running a try. I ended up doing 4 miles at a moderate pace. I went out with the mentality that I would just see how it felt and only go as far as I could while still feeling ok. The 4 miles flew by and I felt great. No pain during or after! And, look at these little 5 week old snuggle bugs that I met… I died a little.
- Friday- Rest, besides a 30 minute walk during lunch
- Saturday- I had a pretty intense day of workouts thanks to the #BosFIT event. I’ll share more on that later, but I did 30 minutes of “Bags and Beats”, 30 minutes of BollyX, 30 minutes of spinning and 30 minutes of Barry’s Bootcamp. Yikes! It was awesome!
- Sunday- Another rest day! I wasn’t sore from Saturday, which was kind of surprising, but I knew I had worked my body pretty hard so I gave myself rest.
This Week’s Workouts
- Monday- I taught my 6am Muscle Work class and did some light cardio after.
- Tuesday- Teaching my bootcamp
- Wednesday- Maybe a run or some other cardio before teaching UXF Burn
- Thursday- Not sure. I’d like to get to a class maybe?
- Friday- I would love to get in a workout during lunch. RM and I are getting massages after work so I feel like working out before that is a good idea because they can massage my tight muscles.
- Saturday & Sunday- These may be my rest days this week. RM and I are celebrating our 1 year first date anniversary (can’t believe it’s been that long!) and are supposed to go to the Cape early on Saturday so I think I’ll rest.
Things I’m Looking Forward To
I’m SO looking forward to spending the weekend with RM. Because of our schedules, we haven’t spent a weekend together since my dad’s birthday in mid-August. I miss our weekends together and this one is even more special since we are celebrating our anniversary.
Questions for you: How many rest days do you take a week? What was the best workout you had last week? What are you looking forward to this week?
8 thoughts on “This Week: Workouts, toning it down & things I’m looking forward to”
I usually give myself a day off in the week and Sundays off (unless I’m doing yoga)..I find it just helps me keep my energy up and better workouts for the rest of the week! I’m looking forward to a lot of home time this week, after being away the last couple of weekends and Oktoberfest this weekend at our local brewery!!!! Happy one year anniversary!!!
You’re totally right, Fiona. I find my workouts are so much better when I’m not overworked. Being home is the best feeling, especially after being away for a while!
Some weeks I don’t take a rest day but lately I’ve been taking 1 and sometimes 2!!! (old….)
Kim, with the amount you workout, you shouldn’t use “old” as an excuse- I could never keep up with you!
I usually declare Sunday’s the day of rest, but if someone suggests a walk, run or hike on a lovely Sunday I’m up for it.
I agree! I like making my Sunday activity “fun” and not a normal gym day.